GANT Weekend Police Blotter

State police at Clearfield

  • State police received a report about an incident of identity theft that occurred May 15 on Telecott Street in Morris Township. State police said the victim’s identity was compromised when someone made multiple debit card transactions at Victoria’s Secret at the Logan Valley Mall, Altoona.
  • State police responded to a single-vehicle crash Sunday on Winburne-Munson Road in Cooper Township. According to state police, a 63-year-old Moshannon man was traveling east when he swerved to miss a deer. He subsequently lost control of his vehicle, which overturned onto its roof. Upon further investigation, state police found he was consuming alcoholic beverages, and he was transported to the Woodland barracks for a breath test. Charges are currently pending through the district court.
  • On Saturday state police attempted a traffic stop for a summary violation on Route 153 in Gulich Township. However, the vehicle was operated by a Brisbin man who allegedly failed to stop, which resulted in a pursuit. State police said it was terminated when the man traveled off the main roads and onto unsafe dirt roads. Later, state police were able to identify the man, and charges were filed through the district court.
  • State police received a report about an incident of criminal mischief that occurred May 26 in the area of Turner and Belber roads in Karthaus Township. During the incident, someone allegedly sprayed a toxic substance on 15 shrubs, destroying them. Damage is estimated at $3,000, state police said.
  • State police received a report about an incident of simple assault/harassment that occurred Monday along Haag Hill Road in Pike Township. Upon gathering information, state police found a 36-year-old Curwensville man wouldn’t leave the residence and allegedly got struck several times by people who were at the cookout. He arrived at the Woodland barracks a few hours later to report the incident, which is pending further investigation.

State police at DuBois

  • State police reported on a DUI/drug violation that occurred May 26 on Interstate 80 at mile-marker 94.6 in Washington Township. According to state police, a New Jersey man was stopped for a traffic violation. While speaking with him, a trooper allegedly detected a strong odor of marijuana was coming from within the vehicle. He was subsequently arrested for DUI, drug-related and traffic offenses, which are pending blood test results.
  • State police received a report about an incident of simple assault that occurred Monday on Route 949 in Polk Township. During the incident, a 40-year-old Pittsburgh man allegedly engaged in a verbal argument that turned physical with the victim. State police said he struck the victim with a closed fist, causing a cut on her left cheek. Charges were filed through the district court.
  • State police reported a drug incident that occurred Monday on Interstate 80 eastbound at mile-marker 95.4 in Washington Township. According to the report, an Illinois man was a passenger in a vehicle stopped for a summary traffic violation. During the stop, a trooper allegedly detected an odor of marijuana was coming from the vehicle. State police said a search revealed the man was in possession of drugs and paraphernalia. Charges are to be filed through the district court.

State police at Philipsburg

  • State police received a report about an incident of criminal mischief that occurred sometime May 24-25 in the 300 block of East Spruce Street in Philipsburg Borough. A woman told police that her vehicle was damaged while parked in a lot. Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at Philipsburg at 814-342-3370.
  • State police received a report about an all-terrain vehicle crash that occurred Saturday in the area of Hale and Pump Station roads in Rush Township. According to state police, the ATV crash occurred on private property and involved injury. Upon further investigation, state police found a passenger was allegedly “manifestly” under the influence of alcohol. Charges were filed through the district court.
  • State police received a report about an incident of theft by unlawful taking or disposition that occurred May 4 at the Philipsburg-Osceola senior High School. During the incident, someone allegedly gained access to a boy’s locker and removed a Samsung cellular phone. The cell phone was later located in Erie, Pa. State police are continuing their investigation at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the state police at Philipsburg at 814-342-3370.
  • State police reported on a DUI/drug incident that occurred May 26 on Interstate 99 northbound at mile-marker 58.5 in Worth Township. According to state police, an 18-year-old Rockville, Md., man was traveling at 109 miles per hour. State police initiated a traffic stop and the man was allegedly determined to be driving under the influence of a controlled substance. State police said he was also in possession of a small amount of marijuana and drug paraphernalia. He was subsequently arrested on DUI/drug-related charges.

State police at Ridgway

  • State police reported a drug-related incident that occurred Saturday in the area of Shelvey Summit Road and Buena Vista Drive in Fox Township. During the incident, a 36-year-old Ridgway woman was allegedly in possession of drug paraphernalia. State police are continuing their investigation at this time.
  • State police received a report about an incident of criminal mischief that occurred between May 26 and Monday on Grant Street in Weedville. During the incident, someone allegedly used mechanical grease and wrote on the victim’s garage. State police are continuing their investigation at this time. Anyone with information is asked to contact the Ridgway barracks at 814-776-6136.

Lawrence Township

  • Police assisted with a medical emergency along Green Ridge Road.
  • Police received a report about a scam after a cell phone purchase. Police told the person it was civil in nature and they would have to speak with the magistrate.
  • Police received a report about an alleged incident of harassment or assault that occurred on Strickland Lane.
  • Police received a report about a disabled vehicle on Route 322 in Golden Rod.
  • Police responded to a two-vehicle accident at a local business. No injuries were reported as a result, police said.
  • Police received a report about an alleged incident of retail theft at Wal-Mart.
  • Police received a report about an incident of public drunkenness on River Road.
  • Police received a report about suspicious persons at nighttime in the area of South Second Street. Police made contact with the persons.
  • Clearfield Borough police were assisted with a noise complaint involving intoxicated people.
  • Police conducted a traffic stop and determined the driver was allegedly under the influence. Charges are to be filed as a result.
  • Police conducted a traffic stop involving a stolen vehicle from Philadelphia. One juvenile male was taken into custody, and charges are currently pending.
  • Police received a report about a domestic dispute on the Krebs Highway.
  • Police received a report about an alleged vehicle break-in on Montgomery Run Road. Residents are reminded to lock their vehicles overnight.
  • Police received a report about suspicious activity at the Red Roof Inn.
  • Police responded to assist a motorist on Leonard Street.
  • Police received a report about a psychological emergency in the area of Leonard Street.
  • Police responded to a motor vehicle accident in the area of West Front Street and River Road.
  • Police were requested to conduct a welfare check on Mount Joy Road.
  • Police located a suspicious vehicle/person at a local church on Village Road.
  • Police located a large tree that had fallen across Carbon Mine Road. The fire department was dispatched and removed the tree from the roadway.
  • Police received a noise complaint that occurred along Pifer Road.
  • Police responded to a false alarm at the Discovery House.
  • Police responded to a 911 hang-up call in the area of Mann Road. Police found it was due to a malfunctioning phone.
  • Police responded to an alarm at a business on Airport Road. Upon arrival, police found everything to be OK.
  • Police responded to a car-versus-deer accident along Route 879 westbound. There weren’t any injuries or towing involved in the mishap, police said.
  • Police received a report about a wire down in the area of Palmer Street. Police determined it was a television cable and notified Atlantic Broadband.
  • Police were requested to conduct a welfare check in the area of Mount Joy Road.
  • Police received a traffic complaint that occurred in the area of Mount Joy Road.
  • Police received a traffic complaint that occurred in the area of River Road.
  • Police were requested to check the welfare of two young children who were near the river in the area of Elliott’s Park.
  • Police were requested to assist with a 302 warrant at the Riverside Motel.
  • Police were requested to assist with a psychological emergency at Colonial Courtyard.
  • Police were contacted regarding a civil issue on Huston Lane off of Turnpike Avenue. Both parties were advised to contact an attorney.
  • Police received a fireworks complaint that occurred on Clarendon Avenue.

Decatur Township

  • Police responded to a hit-and-run crash on Route 322. According to police, a vehicle reportedly rear-ended a tractor-trailer. The operator of the tractor-trailer continued traveling east on Route 322.
  • Police received a report about a 911 hang-up call from the Mount Nittany Physicians Group in Philipsburg. Police found that everything was OK.
  • Police received numerous complaints about stray cats causing issues on the Old Erie Pike. The incident was referred to code enforcement.
  • Police received a report about an incident of harassment that occurred in Chester Hill Borough. It was referred to the state police.
  • Police received a report about an incident of harassment that occurred on Perks Street. Police made contact with the male and advised him to cease his actions, or he would face charges.
  • Police responded to a report of children left in a vehicle in the Peebles Plaza. Upon arrival, police located the parents, and one child was found to be 13 years of age.

DuBois City

  • Police received a report about a domestic disturbance on West DuBois Avenue. Upon arrival, police made contact with a female who stated she was involved in a verbal domestic with her brother. When police spoke with him, he agreed to leave without incident.
  • Police received a report about a second incident at the West DuBois Avenue residence. According to police, the male had returned and the female advised that he needed to leave and he wasn’t permitted to come back. Police also advised the male that he wasn’t to return, and if he did, he would be arrested. The male told police he understood and wouldn’t return to the residence.
  • Police assisted Mobile Crisis with transporting a patient to the hospital for an evaluation.
  • Police responded to a report about an overdose on South Brady Street. Upon arrival, police made contact with a male, and he was taken to the hospital by emergency personnel.
  • Police received a report about a hit-and-run crash that occurred at the rear of the Family Dollar Store. According to the report, people were dumpster diving in the Goodwill dumpster. They were startled by a delivery driver and attempted to flee the scene. A silver sports utility vehicle backed into the Family Dollar’s dumpster, which broke out its rear windshield; there wasn’t any damage to the dumpster. The SUV fled the scene, and police are continuing their investigation.
  • Police responded to a motor vehicle accident in the area of Quarry Avenue and Robinson Street. According to police, the first operator was traveling east; the second operator was traveling west on Quarry Avenue. Both approached a narrow section in the roadway due to a legally-parked car. As the vehicles passed each other, their mirrors struck and broke off. No injuries or towing were reported as a result, and the operators exchanged information.
  • Police responded to a non-reportable accident at DuBois Logistics. According to police, a vehicle backed into another one, and it caused its driver’s side window and mirror to break completely. Police provided a completed copy of the accident exchange form to both operators.
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